American Anti-Imperialist League

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The American Anti-Imperialist League was an organization established in 1898, to battle the American takeover of the Philippines as an isolated area. The Spanish-American War and the U.S. colonial occupation of the Philippines led to the greatest American anti-war movement up until that time. The growth of the Anti-Imperialist League from a small group of intellectuals and businessmen in Boston to a large nationwide movement was a reaction to the mounting casualties in the Philippine War. The major reason why the American Anti-Imperialist League opposed the conquest of the Philippines was that the Philippine War was bloodier. Philippines lost up to 600,000 dead in the war, so letters were arriving in the U.S. from American troops indicating
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